Experts and Teachers' Opinions on the Scope and Requirements of the Assessment and Evaluation Course: Pilot Study


ÇOBANOĞLU AKTAN D. , ÇEPNİ Z.

JOURNAL OF MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY-EPOD, cilt.1, ss.85-92, 2010 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY-EPOD
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.85-92

Özet

The first aim of this study is to investigate and compare the opinions of the teachers and measurement and evaluation specialists, regarding the necessity of the measurement and evaluation course topics for teachers. The second aim is to provide the opinions of teachers regarding the degree of the emphasis on these topics. 182 teachers and 47 measurement and evaluation specialists provided their opinions via surveys. The teachers find test construction, item formats and the standards topics the most necessary. Also the teachers consider statistics, item analysis, reliability estimation methods and validity types topics less necessary than other topics. Generally specialists consider almost all topics necessary. Also specialists find some topics more necessary than the teachers. According to teachers, the most emphasized topics are test construction, item formats and the fundamentals of measurement. The teachers think that the least emphasized topics are performance assessment, statistics, item analysis, reliability estimation methods and validity types. Specialists find almost all topics necessary. Although the specialists think that almost all topics are necessary, teachers believe that some of these topics are not emphasized enough in their measurement and evaluation courses. Some recommendations are provided for improvements.